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Vail Valley ghost stories Area has its share of haunting By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer Author’s Note: The Eagle County Historical Society and Library District’s Jaci Spuhler did much of the heavy lifting for these tales. For the rest, we thank the folks at the Golden Eagle center in Eagle. The valley just seems new, because so much of it has been constructed in the past several years. But scratch below the surface and you find harrowing tales of haunted life and death. We bring you a few today in honor of Halloween. Grace and beauty When a family has been in one place for generations, like the Nottingham clan has in Eagle County, their family history comprises much

of that area’s lore. Most of us live long and rewarding lives, but it’s those who meet an untimely demise who are really interesting. Take Grace V. Nottingham, for instance. Grace was beautiful, as you can see. She was as loveable as she was lovely, but her ill fortune with men was to bring about her unfortunate end. It was 1904 when Grace first attracted public attention, when she went on trial for shooting and killing her fiancée, Ed Murphy, in Red Cliff, one of two towns in Eagle County at the time – the mining town of Red Cliff at the eastern end of the valley, and the ranching community of Eagle at the western. Prosecutors had practically no testimony to give to the jury when Grace went on trial, while the de-

fense suffered no such difficulty. Many locals were called as witnesses, and it was learned from their testimony that Mr. Murphy and Miss Nottingham had been engaged to be married. Unfortunately, Murphy had made “statements” reflecting poorly on Grace’s character, according to the newspaper account. She quickly learned of his unseemly remarks about her, which put her into an ill humor indeed. Murphy then exercised the poor judgment to pay a call at her home shortly afterward. She “reproached him concerning the matter,” the newspaper reported, and “a quarrel ensued.” Grace was to have the last word. She stormed into another room to get the ring Murphy had given her. When she returned, he was [See GHOST STORIES, page 18]



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Grim signals about consumer spending ripped through the markets Friday, sending stocks tumbling as investors raced for safe havens. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 249.85, or 2.5 percent, to 9,712.73. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 29.92, or 2.8 percent, to 1,036.19. The Nasdaq composite index fell 52.44, or 2.5 percent, to 2,045.11. For the week: The Dow is down 259.45, or 2.6 percent. The S&P is down 43.41, or 4 percent. The Nasdaq is down 109.36, or 5.1 percent.

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“FGF will be bringing back the ghosts of rock ‘n’ roll past this Halloween,” says Frogs guitar player Trevor Jones. “Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley and Kurt Cobain will all be there, reminding us of the musical souls that still watch over our worldly rock shows.” Show scheduled for 10 p.m., no cover.

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Grace Nottingham, left, and her music teacher, around 1900. Grace was killed by a jealous and likely insane former husband. She was buried in Red Cliff in 1908. Photo courtesy of Eagle County Historical Society and the Eagle Valley Library District.

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had historically, he said. “People usually check out and say they’re coming back next year at this time. This year [spring 2009], we had virtually none of that,” LeVine said. “So that part’s scary, but at least the phones are ringing.” To try to reward the Antlers’ loyal client base, the lodge has a new marketing strategy, too. Guests can book before Nov. 1 to get the best discounts, but they won’t be able to get them later in the season, LeVine said. Web traffic up for ‘Vail on sale’ Conversely, the “Vail on Sale’” Web site offers discount lodging within 21 days of the date that guests want to stay. The site grew in popularity “in the doubledigits” last season, said Chris Romer, marketing director at the Vail Valley Partnership, which runs the site. In response to Antlers marketing of 20 percent or 30 percent off lodging stays, guests have been burning up the phone lines, LeVine said. “That’s also encouraging,” LeVine said. General skier and snowboarder visits last year were down about 7 percent, which was less than the lodging decline, which was down about 15 percent overall across markets he surveys, Garrison said. That trend could continue this year, he said. “I see the Epic Pass as a carrot that can be dangled in the regional market as well,” Garrison said. “If skiers come at Christmas and get good snow, they go back home to Dallas … it’s now free in their mind’s eye, so there’s definitely an opportunity for it.” Potential customers are feeling better about their finances this year headed into the ski season than they were last year, Garrison said. That should also translate into a busy ski season as well, he said. “Things are looking up. That’s not supported by research yet, but we have a favorable series of underlying factors,” Garrison said.

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Nuggets game brings phone calls, early reservations By Beth Potter Mountaineer Staff Writer If there’s snow during a Nuggets game or a Broncos game on prime time TV, folks from all around the country start to think about skiing. In fact, local lodging folks have seen a sharp uptick in phone inquiries in the last few days after Wednesday night’s Nuggets game, which kept cutting away to the winter wonderland of snowflakes falling in Denver. “We’ve definitely been seeing an increase in call volume since the Nuggets game,� said Paul Lovelace, front office manager for Lion Square Lodge and Montaneros in Vail. “Calling doesn’t necessarily mean reservations, but it’s good to hear the phones ringing again.� Guests who want to book the Mountain Haus condominiums in Vail Village also have been calling more this week, said Brad Tyson, assistant front office manager. Most of the customers are repeat visitors, but Tyson said he thinks seeing the snow gave them a little nudge that it’s time to book their trips. “The phone has been ringing more, and I’m assuming that’s why they’re calling is from the Nuggets game,� Tyson said.

Walk-ins welcome The Vail Plaza Hotel actually saw more walk-in reservations late in the week as well as drivers decided they didn’t want to deal with the icy roads, said Lillian Salazar, a front desk worker. The hotel’s nightly rate of $99 right now also entices potential visitors to stay, Salazar said. The rate is offered on the “Vail on Sale� Web site run by the Vail Valley Partnership, and the hotel also is honoring it for walk-ins, she said. “[Walk-ins] are unusual for this time of year, but they didn’t want to drive to Denver,� Salazar said. “They don’t want to try to make it over the pass.� Holiday Inn Apex in West Vail has been seeing busy phones on a more typical seasonal basis, said a person there who declined to be named. Rates also are currently $99 at the Holiday Inn. Early season snow is a great marketing tool that money can’t buy, said Ralf Garrison, principal of MTRiP, the Mountain Travel Research Program, an industry analysis group that works closely with Vail lodges and other businesses. “This is the kind of buzz we want to have in the marketplace,� Garrison said. “These three weeks between Halloween and Thanksgiving is when the momentum comes into play for folks booking their trips.�

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Avalanche reports picking up Remodeling? State information center cautions backcountry seekers By Dawn Witlin Special to the Mountaineer The early return of Colorado’s snow season has already resulted in several avalanches, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center in Boulder. Five people have reported triggering slides in the backcountry so far. There haven’t been any serious injuries, but four of the slides resulted in at least one person being swept downhill. Center director Ethan Greene said that while the early snow may look inviting, backcountry users should be careful not to expose themselves to unnecessary risks. “We haven’t seen conditions like this in the last four or five years, so people who have learned avalanche awareness during this period may not appreciate that things which were appropriate last year may not be safe this year,” Greene said. “This could be a different and potentially more dangerous year than they’re used to.” Greene said the early October snow is shallow and if hikers and skiers trigger an avalanche, they’re more likely to hit rocks and trees in the tumble. The avalanche incidents reported in this month shared several commonalities. All occurred in steep, 35 to 50 degree slopes, with wind loaded avalanche terrain, most with a bed surface of old snow or rocks underneath. The first avalanche incident occurred on Oct. 5 at Mt. Meeker in Rocky Mountain National Park when a small slab broke loose about six inches deep and 40 feet across and took two climbers on a short ride. The last reported avalanche was triggered on Oct. 25 by a skier at Flattop Mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park. The skier suffered a few bumps and lost some gear as he glided along with the avalanches crown, which spread to about 150 yards wide. “We know two of the ingredients for an avalanche, a slope steep enough to slide and a trigger, were present in all incidents,” the Web site states. “We can assume the third ingredient, a weak layer, was snow that fell in late September or early October and faceted in the cold weather. Faceting happens rapidly with shallow

Backcountry tips The Colorado Avalanche Information Center offers several tips when hiking in the backcountry to help avoid avalanches. Check for up to date information on snow pack conditions. Don’t let an earlyseason injury ruin your winter. Stay Informed. Anyone traveling in the mountains, including hikers, hunters, sledders, skiers, riders and ice climbers, needs to be aware of the avalanche threat as soon as snow starts to accumulate on steep slopes. Don’t be fooled. You should start thinking about avalanches any time you have snow resting on a steep slope, even when you see grass and brush sticking out of the snow surface. Remember, all you need is a slab resting on a weak layer of snow. Be prepared. Knee pads, helmets and full body armor may not be a solution to this problem. Even a very small slide can cause great harm if the terrain is unfriendly. Brush up on your rescue skills. Beacon practice, reviewing shoveling techniques, and first aid classes are good preparation for the upcoming season. snow and cold temperatures. In several cases, faceted snow was sitting on a thin glazed crust or old, summer snow. There have been avalanche fatalities or accidents in Colorado every month of the year, according to CAIC’s Web site. The storm that brought heavy snow and blizzard conditions to Colorado has left the state. Snow stopped falling over the Eastern Plains on Friday morning as the storm system moved out to the northeast. —The Associated Press contributed to this report

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safe, fun, scary-free place for parents and kids to spend Halloween.� The event is totally free and will also offer loads of candy for your little monsters, who will no doubt enjoy working off that sugar rush in one of the church’s inflatable bouncers. Costumes are encouraged for adults as well as the kids, but please leave the blood and gore at home, said Couch. “As far as being a fun place for the kids, we don’t want them to be terrified by someone’s costume,� he said. There will also be carnival games and prizes and an inflatable obstacle course, weather permitting. Calvary Chapel is a Presbyterian Church, which has been in the Valley for 13 years. “It’s always been our hope and goal that during Halloween and any time, our church provides a safe place for people searching for a family and a home,� said Couch. “We think it’s important that we love our community regardless of an any differences that we have.� For more information on Fall Fun Night, call Calvary Chapel at 926-3880.

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By Sylka Snyder On Halloween Eve, at Edwards Elementary School, some fourth grade students, Matthew, Annabel, Bella and Cody, were studying parallel universes. Since they were goofing off in class, they were in detention studying in the principal’s office with Ms.Hansen. Matthew heard a sound. “I think I just heard something,â€? he said. “Naw, that was just probably the janitor,â€? said Bella. Matthew said slowly, with a shaky voice, “I’m not so sure. I thought the janitor was off work on Fridays.â€? “Would you guys just stop talking about janitors, they kind of freak me out,â€? Annabel said. “Why?â€? said Matthew. “I’ve just heard so many freaky stories about them that they’re starting to sort of freak me out.â€? Suddenly, the lights flickered and then turned off. Everyone heard a slight scream and then the lights turned back on. Thank goodness, nothing happened except‌ where’s Annabel? Everyone looked around but they didn’t see Annabel anywhere! “I’m getting so scared I have to go to the bathroom,â€? said Bella. They all saw Bella run out the door and past the window and then about 1 second later Bella came running back screaming at the top of her lungs, “BLOODY ZOMBIE, BLOODY ZOMBIE!â€? Everybody ran into the teacher’s lounge screaming. The lights flickered again and then turned off. Everyone heard several screams but the lights didn’t come back on for a long time but when the lights were off you could hear Cody’s voice slowly trailing off, “Help! Take this Zombie! Hoy-Ya Ghost! Why did my hand go right through you? Take this Ghost! Take that Ghost! Take thi-!â€? The two people left, Bella and Matthew, heard what sounded like a sword swiping through the air, and then some silence and the lights turned back on. “Bella, we have to find them quickly,â€? said Matthew. “Okay! Let’s be careful when we walk out the door. There might be some scary stuff. Just watch out!â€? Bella and Matthew ran out the door. It was very dim. The only light was in the bright green mist flowing across the ground. “I feel something shaking under my feet!â€? said Bella. Suddenly a giant tarantula burst out from under Bella’s feet and Bella suddenly fell off the giant tarantula’s back. There was a big hole from where the tarantula came out and Bella fell all the way to the bottom of it. Matthew suddenly heard an eardrum breaking scream and some faint slithering. Matthew jumped down the hole in the ground after Bella. Now Matthew knew why Bella was screaming so much. They were both stuck

in a giant pit of snakes. “Don’t move,� said Matthew. “Try to find a trap door.� “The only way there would be a trap door is if it was at the bottom of the pit of snakes,� said Bella. “Bella, you’re a genius,� said Matthew excitedly. “Oh no, I’m not diving into that bottomless pit of snakes!� said Bella. Matthew grabbed Bella’s hand and they dove deep down. “Ow!� Bella screamed. She had been bitten by a snake! They were almost to the trap door when Bella fell asleep. It was a venomous snake that had venom that made someone fall asleep! Matthew finally got to the trap door with Bella still holding his hand. He slowly opened the trap door and he entered. He saw a far away light. Suddenly, Bella woke up and saw Matthew running toward the not so distant light. A huge claw reached out in front of him and he got scratched, blood splattered everywhere. Matthew fell to the floor with pain and agony. Bella took out her pocket knife, ran straight towards the monster and stabbed him through the heart. He quickly fell to the ground, dead. She went over to Matthew. “Are you okay?� “Yeah, I’m fine. You killed that monster like a girl though.� “Yeah, like you could do any better!� she said. They ran out of the very bright opening. The door quickly closed behind them. They were trapped and surrounded by Zombies. Every second they were getting closer and closer. This was the end. “Matthew, Matthew, Matthew, wake up!� There was the faint voice of Annabel. “Annabel?� Suddenly, Matthew woke up. “You’re okay!� said Matthew. “What do you mean?� she asked. “It was all just a dream!� he said. “What dream?� asked Annabel. Matthew was safe in Ms. Hansen’s office looking at Cody, Annabel, Bella and Ms. Hansen. “You were only asleep for 15 minutes!� said Annabel. “A lot can happen in 15 minutes, trust me!�





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An Iraqi immigrant accused of running down his daughter in Arizona with his car because she was becoming â&#x20AC;&#x153;too Westernizedâ&#x20AC;? has been arrested in Georgia, authorities said Friday. Faleh Almaleki, 48, was arrested Thursday when he arrived at Atlantaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s airport, sent from the United Kingdom after authorities denied him entrance. He is accused of striking and then running over his 20-year-old daughter and a family friend with his Jeep on Oct. 20 as the women were walking across a Peoria parking lot. Noor Almaleki remains hospitalized in serious condition after undergoing spinal surgery. The friend, Amal Khalaf, is in serious but stable condition, according to family members.

In memory of Ryan White

President Barack Obama said Friday the U.S. will overturn a 22-year-old travel and immigration ban against people with HIV early next year. The U.S. has been among a dozen countries that bar entry to travelers with visas or anyone seeking a green card based on their HIV status. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we want to be the global leader in combatting HIV/AIDS, we need to act like it,â&#x20AC;? Obama said at the White House before signing a bill to extend the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program. Begun in 1990, the program provides medical care, medication and support services to about half a million people, most of them low-income. The bill is named for an Indiana teenager who contracted AIDS through a blood transfusion at age 13. White went on to fight AIDS-related discrimination against him and others like him and help educate the country about the disease. He died in April 1990 at the age of 18. In 1987, at a time of widespread fear and ignorance about HIV, the Department of Health and Human Services added the disease to the list of communicable diseases that disqualified a person from entering the U.S.

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Anthony Bourdain, host of the Food Networkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s TV show â&#x20AC;&#x153;No Reservations,â&#x20AC;? mouthed off at the Times Talk at the New York City Wine & Food Festival this past weekend. When New York restaurant critic Frank Bruni asked


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Two years ago, a United Nations scientific panel won the Nobel Peace Prize after concluding that global warming is â&#x20AC;&#x153;unequivocalâ&#x20AC;? and is â&#x20AC;&#x153;very likelyâ&#x20AC;? caused by man. Since then, data emerged suggesting that Earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s temperature was beginning to drop. According to the Wall Street Journal, the debate over whether climate change is due to nature, or humans burning fossil fuels. Scientists against the man-made global warming theory cite the cooling as evidence for their case. Those who support the theory dismiss the cooling as a blip triggered by fleeting changes in ocean currents; they predict greenhouse gases will produce rising temperatures again soon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a lot of room for improvementâ&#x20AC;? in the models, Mojib Latif, a climate scientist in Germany told WSJ. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You need to know what you can believe and canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe from the models.â&#x20AC;?

Congress counting calories, not pages

Buried deep in the 1,990 page House health care bill is a provision requiring fast-food chains and vending machine owners to notify customers of calorie counts via conspicuously posting nutritional information on menus or machines, Politico reports. The provision -- Section 2572 -- requires retail food establishments â&#x20AC;&#x153;part of a chain with 20 or more locationsâ&#x20AC;? to list calorie counts â&#x20AC;&#x153;on the menu board including a drive-through board.â&#x20AC;? A â&#x20AC;&#x153;vending machine operator shall provide a sign in close proximity to each article of food or the selection buttonâ&#x20AC;? that includes similar data. Exemptions include items that will be on the menu for less than 60 days -- and limited test runs of food products.

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---------------------------------------------------------------------------------U.S.-brokered pact will restore him to power in about a week, ending Hondurasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; isolation four months after soldiers flew the leftist leader into exile in his pajamas. The agreement is a U.S. foreign policy victory but casts doubt on Latin Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to work out its own problems without Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s help. In the four months since the coup, talks repeatedly broke down as the government of President Barack Obama tried to let Latin American governments take the lead. In the end, the top U.S. envoy for the Americas flew in Wednesday and won a deal the following night â&#x20AC;&#x201D; just a month before presidential elections the U.S. and other countries warned would not be recognized if held under the government that took power in the June 28 coup. The power-sharing agreement calls for Congress to decide whether to reinstate Zelaya and allow him to serve the remaining three months of his term.

Congress probes murky waters

Internal investigations into the conduct of more than two dozen members of the U.S. House of Representatives were exposed in an extraordinary, Internet-era breach involving the secretive process by which Congress polices lawmaker ethics. The panel announced that it was investigating two California Democrats â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Reps. Maxine Waters and Laura Richardson â&#x20AC;&#x201D; even as its embarrassed leaders took pains to explain that several other lawmakersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; names should not have been revealed and they may have done nothing wrong. The committee said it was investigating whether Waters used her influence to help a bank in which her husband owned stock, and whether the couple benefited as a result. Separately, the panel is looking into whether Richardson failed to disclose required information on her financial disclosure forms and received special treatment from a lender.

Covering car sales on Mars

The Department of Transportation and White House responded to an analysis released Wednesday that found taxpayers had paid $24,000 per car during the federal governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cash for Clunkersâ&#x20AC;? program. The average rebate was $4,000. But the overwhelming majority of sales would have taken place anyway at some time in the last half of 2009, according to the analysis. That means the government ended up spending about $24,000 each for those 125,000 additional vehicle sales. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In other words, all the other cars were being sold on Mars, while the rest of the country was caught up in the excitement of the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Cash for Clunkers program,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Macon Phillips, Director of the White House new media posted to the Obama blogosphere. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This analysis ignores not only the price impacts that a program like Cash for Clunkers has on the rest of the vehicle market, but the reports from across the country that people were drawn into dealerships by the Cash for Clunkers program and ended up buying cars even though their old car was not eligible for the program.â&#x20AC;? According to their Web site, â&#x20AC;&#x153;is not disputing the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s statements regarding total voucher applications, vehicles sold or voucher values. The key question is how many of these sales would have occurred anyway.â&#x20AC;?

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The art of deficit spending

The National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities are expected to receive their highest levels of funding in 16 years from a bill President Barack Obama is expected to sign into law by this weekend. Under the Interior Appropriations Bill passed Thursday by the House and Senate, both cultural agencies were slated to receive $167.5 million for the 2010 fiscal year. Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget allocated $155 million. The increaseâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;amid a record federal budget deficitâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; comes after an aggressive push by lobbyists to show that arts organizations provide thousands of jobs across the country. Many arts groups, including the Baltimore Opera, have closed their doors or cut jobs because of the tough recession. In a statement, the advocacy group Americans for the Arts credited Obama and key congressional leaders with edging federal arts funding closer to its high of $176 million for the NEA in the 1990s.

Jacque Chirac to stand trial on charges of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;favors and corruptionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

A French judge ordered former President Jacques Chirac to stand trial on embezzlement charges predating his presidency â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a case that could mark the first time a former leader of modern France is forced to defend himself in court. Chirac is to be tried for embezzlement and breach of trust in a corruption case dating back to his tenure as mayor of Paris, a judicial official said Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the case is ongoing. A prosecutor can still appeal the judgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision, and if so, the ensuing judicial deliberations could last months. Still, the judgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bold pursuit of Chirac, who lost his presidential immunity when his 12-year presidency ended in 2007, stunned many observers. Judges chased Chirac unsuccessfully in various corruption scandals for years, and prosecutors had requested that this particular case be dropped.

Chaz Bono talks

In a first time interview after a sex change made a Chaz of Chastity Bono, the daughter of Sonny and Cher tells Entertainment Tonight the move was courageous. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[The most difficult step was] finding the courage not to worry about what people would think of me so much,â&#x20AC;? Chaz told Mary Hart of ET. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I always felt like a male from the time I was a child.â&#x20AC;? The 40-year-old child star charmer found true happiness in the gender reversal, 15 years after coming out as gay. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe that gender is something between your ears not between your legs,â&#x20AC;? Chaz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was just a long process of being comfortable enough to do something about it. I was turning 40 and I thought itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now or never. I want to still feel vibrant and be able to enjoy my life in a male body and not wait until I am an old man.â&#x20AC;? Chaz publicly revealed in June that he was undergoing a gender change, underwent breast removal surgery and started taking male hormones in March. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am literally going through puberty,â&#x20AC;? said Chaz, with negative side effects limited to â&#x20AC;&#x153;just muscle achesâ&#x20AC;Ś growing pains.â&#x20AC;?

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Agassi was addicted to hairpieces, crystal meth yourself to tell it honestly,â&#x20AC;? Agassi told the magazine in its latest issue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Especially if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to call it â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Open,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? New excerpts published Friday reveal Agassi wore a hairpiece that nearly fell off at the 1990 French Open. The tennis starâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother was sent running around Paris to find bobby pins to keep Agassiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disintegrating spiked-mullet weave from coming off his head before a match in the 1990 French Open. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Of course I could play without my hairpiece. But after months of derision, criticism, mockery, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m too self-conscious,â&#x20AC;? he wrote. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Image Is Everything? What would they say if they knew? Win or lose, they wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t talk about my game. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d only talk about my hair. I can close my eyes and almost hear it. And I know I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take it.â&#x20AC;?

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Andre Agassi used crystal meth periodically for â&#x20AC;&#x153;a year or so,â&#x20AC;? the eight-time Grand Slam champion revealed in an interview with People magazine. In his upcoming autobiography, Agassi admits he used crystal meth in 1997 and failed a drug test â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a result he says was thrown out after he lied by saying he â&#x20AC;&#x153;unwittinglyâ&#x20AC;? took the substance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to tell your story, you owe it to

Notes released by the University of New Mexico late Friday confirmed football coach Mike Locksley took a swing at receivers coach J.B. Gerald, an apparent contradiction of what the school has said publicly about the altercation. According to handwritten notes from an athletic department investigation into the Sept. 20 incident, offensive line coach Mike Degory restrained Locksley as the head coach grabbed Geraldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s throat and choked him. Degory says Locksley â&#x20AC;&#x153;was still swinging at Gerald.â&#x20AC;? Gerald claims Locksley hit him, splitting his lip. Locksley maintains he did not throw a punch. A New Mexico athletic department spokesman said Locksley was with the Lobos in California as the team prepared for Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game at San Diego State and wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t available for comment. The university also released photographs of Gerald, including pictures showing a cut on his lip, what appeared to be a bruise on his neck and a cut or scrape on his arm. In handing down the penalty Oct. 13, athletic director Paul Krebs said investigators had interviewed the offensive staff and couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t confirm that a punch was thrown during their meeting. Gerald has left the team, although he remains on paid administrative leave.

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EAU CLAIRE, WI — A dentist’s office in Wisconsin is handing out one dollar for each pound of sweets brought in by trick-or-treaters this holiday, as part of a Halloween Candy Buy Back program. Dr. Joe Theisen, a dentist at the Regis Court Dental Association, told the local ABC affiliate WQOW: “Obviously as dentists we’re really concerned about the consumption of refined sugars as far as health effects on the mouth, and we just thought it was a great opportunity to create awareness.” The buyback campaign has sprouted up at several practices nationwide. A West Des Moines Iowa dentist is also trying to keep children from consuming too much Halloween candy and winding up with cavities through the program. Dr. Steffany Mohan calls her campaign “Cash for Candy” and like Theisen will send the candy to the troops, along with a free toothbrush. Mohan says that after the collection, she plans to send the candy to U.S. troops serving overseas — probably accompanied by free toothbrushes. Campaigns have also popped up on Facebook and at Look at these two pumpkin heads. Jimmie and David at Beaver Liquors are not in costume right now but will be later today. Beaver liquors is offering PBR 12 pack cans for $8.99 through Monday. Don’t forget to set your clocks back tomorrow morning.


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Hop on the Turtle bus and go to the best Halloween parties in the Valley. The bus will do pick-ups in Vail, West Vail and all down Highway 6. Call 471-0547 for details and to arrange a pick-up. $15 per person and the bus bar will be open and serving drinks.

With local good oleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; boys Laughing Bones kicking off the party, RMGDR returns for a second night, sure to raise The Dead for Halloween. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unlike many â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;put a quarter in the jukeboxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tribute bands, Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Review delivers a caliber of genuineness, spontaneity and artistic integrity by weaving their own measure of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;X factor creativityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; into the songs, jams and transitional interludes,â&#x20AC;? says Aspenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Belly Up. Show starts at 9 p.m.

MTHDS at Finneganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Avon

Originally based out of Vail, the hip-hop/rock/jam band MTHDS moved to Denver to focus on expanding their audience on the Front Range, but guitarist Johnny Schlepper says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know we can always come back to Vail. We love playing here.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The MTHDS combine the fury of punk, the streetwise soul of hip-hop and funk with an over-the-top bombastic roots party groove,â&#x20AC;? said former Sandbar promoter Dick Dime. Show starts at 9 p.m.

Nightmare on Bridge Street Part II at Samana, Vail

Halloween Extravaganza with Bonfire Dub returning from Hawaii to do a little acoustic set from 9 to 10:30 p.m. Then Fidelity Underground takes over featuring DJ Hal â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hackerâ&#x20AC;? and DJ Adam â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bloodyâ&#x20AC;? Ross. No cover, doors open at 8 p.m. $2 wells and pints from 9-11 p.m. Prizes for best costumes.

Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Drivinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at the Back Bowl, Eagle

The only thing scarier than Halloween is picking up that 7-10 split at the Back Bowl bowling alley. At 9 p.m., the long-time local rock â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; roll band Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Drivinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; plays classic and contemporary rock, including Black Crows, Zeppelin, Velvet Revolver and Pearl

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0 cost of cover, 1 costume gets you $2 select beers, $3 wells, $4 select shots, and $5 select appetizers. Freaky Fierce DJ Fredilicious will be mixing it up starting at 10 p.m. and Etown will be dishing out $500 in costume prizes. Etown is located in the Riverwalk at Edwards.

Don Watson and the Vail Valley Band at Sonnenalp, Vail Village

The Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club at the Sonnenalp plays host to a Halloween party Saturday featurning Don Watson and the Vail Valley Band, which will play from 8 to 11 p.m. Cover is $5.

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still in the room. She threw the ring at him, then shot him. Call it a gold shooter with a lead ball chaser. The jury called it involuntary manslaughter and recommended that Grace be allowed to walk her beautiful self out of the courtroom a free woman. Judge Owens decided that she needed a brief time to reflect, but that if Grace and her family would pay the court costs, she would serve only 24 hours, which she did. Soon, though, Grace again exercised poor judgment in suitors, but this time she paid a much higher price than court costs. She paid with her life. After a stormy courtship, she married Harry Adier of Los Angeles, California. Her mother and other relatives had tried to dissuade her from marrying Adier, citing his reputation as a womanizer and a business cheat. She divorced Adier, but tried several unsuccessful reconciliations. When, on March 5, 1908, she joined him at the Waldorf Hotel in Denver, it would be the last time anyone would see the beautiful Grace alive. She and Adier were found dead two days later with gun shot wounds to the head. Adier killed Grace, then himself in a murder/suicide. His note tried to pin the motivation for the crime on another man. That man, though, said there was no need for jealousy on Adier’s part, and that Adier was paranoid and insane. Grace is buried in the Red Cliff cemetery, where, sometimes, a beautiful woman is reported seen gliding gracefully among the pines. Rocking with Julia Kathy Lewis works at the Golden Eagle center. She was with her family at a Fairplay hotel that’s famous for being haunted. There’s a rocking chair on a stairway landing, and that’s where Julia sometimes sits. Julia was murdered, and occasionally it appears that the rocking chair rocks all by itself. It appears that way, says Lewis, because it is. Cheating the hangman Decades ago, when the Eagle County jail was on the top floor of the old county building, before the new building, before Vail, before locals stopped planting potatoes and lettuce, and running sheep because they had learned that tourists were much easier to pick and to shear, a man named Escobel was in the Eagle County

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jail. He was from Minturn, said some of the seniors during Thursday’s lunch at the Golden Eagle center. No one is sure why he was in jail, only that he’d been there longer than he wanted to be. A long staircase wound from the jail on the third floor to the kitchen in the basement, and it was by that staircase the food was brought to the prisoners. Across the hall was Eagle County’s only courtroom. One morning when a jailer was delivering breakfast, he made his way to Mr. Escobel’s cell to find that Escobel had hung himself. No one was sure why. All they knew was that for years, they occasionally heard a gavel bang in that courtroom, even though court was not in session. Ghosting in Glenwood Nine years ago, Melissa Meeney and three others from her high school senior class were talking in a room in the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs. The hotel used to be a hospital where people came to relax and recuperate in the hot springs’ healing waters. As the four girls were trying to figure out who was going to do what for a school project they were trying to finish, they began to hear a ball bouncing, as a child would bounce a ball while playing jacks. It had been going on for about five minutes when a white, translucent sphere rolled across the floor. Out of the wall walked a small girl chasing it, about 6 years old, adorable, also white and translucent. She was dressed in a full-length dress circa 1880s or 1890s, wearing button shoes from the era, with her hair pulled back in pigtails. “It was like the room was hers,” Meeney said. The girl strolled back into the wall and the bouncingball sound began again. They weren’t sure whether to tell their teacher about the ghost, but when they finally did, the teacher said, “Oh, I know that one. There’s another one that shredded wallpaper in a room about 12 times. They finally left a sample book open so it could pick the wallpaper it wanted.” The hotel staff hung the ghost’s preferred wallpaper, and has had no more trouble, so far. Lakota glow In Newcastle, a gravestone occasionally glows. The Lakota subdivision is there now, but sometimes when the moon is right, locals say you can still see a spot from which a soft, dim light seems to shine.



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helmet-cam!â&#x20AC;? exclaimed Burton. Then, Gertrude was curious, so she pressed â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;modeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. A blue screen came up and a title that read â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Playback Modeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. She pressed â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;rewindâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and a whirring noise sounded in the near-silent forest. Soon the tape slowed to a stop. Burton said â&#x20AC;&#x153;Play it!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Okay.â&#x20AC;? She pressed play and the tape started rolling. The camera was moving around a lot, so it was hard to view. From what he could tell, the setting was a living room and there was a grown woman in it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t figure out how to work it,â&#x20AC;? said a recorded grown man voice. Then, the female said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Norman, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already on.â&#x20AC;? The screen changed. Now there was just a trail rushing by. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hey, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the trail weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on!â&#x20AC;? Gertrude exclaimed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fast forward through this; I want to see why â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Normanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; left the camera here,â&#x20AC;? Burton said impatiently. The biker slowed to a stop. The camera jerked down to his watch; and it read 4:30. The camera jerked to the left, had what seemed like an impact with a branch, then blacked out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What time is it?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Four-thirty.â&#x20AC;? They both blinked simultaneously. They headed toward the trail, decided to go back, then started walking in the direction they came from. Suddenly, a dark green mass zoomed up, knocking Gertrude down. She screamed, scaring off the animal. Her leg was covered in blood. Burton bent down, trying to help her, but he was no doctor. He could see her bone, almost making him throw up his lunch. Then, there was a second attack. This time Burton was hit and knocked When Burton awoke, he found himself on a small island in the middle of the river. What was he doing there? He heard groaning, and when he looked to see Gertrudeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s discouraging condition, and it all came back to him. He looked on the shore to find dozens of the green animals that attacked him. They were about three feet tall with long arms and legs that bent backward, like a chicken. They had long, bony fingers with claws at the end and bald heads with green ears standing out. There were corpses all over, too, Then it hit Burton. These animals were the deadly and legendary creatures, Chupacabra. He had studied them in fourth grade, three years ago. Farmers found that their goats had been sucked dry of blood, so they blamed it on the Chupacabra. It had originated in Mexico, then the legend grew to the whole world, and so it was added to the list of legendary creatures including Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, Crop Circles, Gorgon, and Mothman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not doing so well,â&#x20AC;? said a male voice. Burton whipped around to find a grown man staring at Gertrude. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Who are you?!â&#x20AC;? screamed Burton. The man held out his hand. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Norman,â&#x20AC;? he said. Read this story in itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entirety at, and check out tomorrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vail Mountaineer for more spooky story finalists.

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2 Door, 2.0L, Manual, 45,228, #8197 $8,991

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4 Door, 2.5L, 6-Speed Automatic, 36,916 Miles, P3870 $14,991

Rent a Creampuff! Was $1975/mo, Now $1700/mo Includes gas heat. Year lease. Premium 2 Bd/2.5 Ba condo + garage parking. 1290 sq. ft. UF, NS, NP, Jacuzzi, exercise & steam room.

3 Bed/ 3 full bath, ground floor condo on Nottingham Lake. Mtn views, no dog, 6 month or long term. Available Nov. 1st


3 Bd, 3ba very Spacious Wildridge Townhome. 1 car garage. Partially furnished. Avail 7/1, NS/NP

3.2L, 5-Speed Automatic, Contact for Mileage, Stock #3194

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888.413.5024 2 Door, 2.7L, 5-Speed Manual, 65,645 Miles, Stock #P1196A 888.413.5024

Brookside 2 bed/2 bath, fireplace, underground parking, pool, and workout room. NS/NP. Utilities Included. Call 970.376.7225

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4 Door, 2.0L, Automatic, 63,030 Miles, Stock #P4291A

Rent negotiable, 2BR 2Ba on bus line, pool, hottub, underground parking and across from lift. Utilities included. Available Nov 1.

4 Door, 2.4L, 81,511 Miles Stock #295 $5,595 4 Door, Manual, 67,755 Miles, P6529 $10,991

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Charming single family home in historic downtown Eagle. Garage, nice fenced yard, easy walk to park, downtown and schools. 5 Bd, 3 Ba, W/D, hardwood floors and large great room upstairs. Very close to bus stop. Natural cool in summer and toasty warm in winter. 1st, last, security. Pets negotiable. Lease Negotiable. Call 970.471.4174

3 Bed, 3 Bath Townhome, end unit on River & Park. Gas fireplace, W/D, NS/NP, hardwood floor, granite counters.

Founders Place 2 Bed, 2 Bath, unfurnished. Nice top floor unit with W/D. NS/NP.

Master Bedroom available for 1 in quiet Wildwood Townhome. Must like dogs, NS/NP.

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2 Bed, 2 Bath Condo with extra storage. Nicely Furnished & outfitted for turnkey move in. NS/NP. Call 970.390.2956

Brush Creek Townhome, 3 Bd, 2.5 Ba, AC, W/D, 1 Car garage, NS, Pets Negotiable Call 870.445.7724


Beautiful 2 Bed, 2.5 Bath Loft in Eagle Ranch Business District. Walk to movies, shops and more. Carport, W/D, Storage. No Pets/No Smoking.

Call 970.328.8007

Beaver Bench Studio, furnished, on the Lake, Great views, NS/NP.

4 Door, 2.5L, 6-Speed & Triptronic Automatic w/OD, 36,916 Miles, Stock #P4687

Lock off on Quiet 2 acres, Land is Magical! Own Kitchen, bath & Laundry. , including horses. includes everything, internet, TV, etc. call 970.390.9702

3 Bd, 3.5Ba Duplex, unfurnished, W/D, FP, NS. 1 Year Lease Available Immediately 970.845.1111

4 Door, 2.4L, Manual, 65,350 Miles, #8003 $10,991

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2 Door, 1.8L, 6-Speed Automatic, 57,885 Miles, Stock #P8587 $12,995

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Wildwood: Barracas, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, unfurnished, nice unit with 1 car garage. NS/NP call 970.376.7225

$733/month for 1 person $900/month for 2 people 1 Bed, 1 Bath, W/D, internet, kitchen access, close to movie parks and restaraunts, Free Costco Membership.

2 Bd, 2 Ba condo w/garage and outdoor parking. Gas FP in large living room/dining room. Updated kitchen, W/D, terrace with BBQ. Large closets in bedrooms. Utilities Included, year lease, security req. Call 917.853.0004 or 970.926.6261

New 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Duplex on Creek and Open Space. 1 Car garage, near new hospital. Gorgeous Mountain Views, Granite Couters, Cherry Cabinets, Fireplace, Wood Blinds, Dog OK. $100 discount on first 2 months

3Bd, 3Ba Red Canyon Townhome. Great condition and location, hardwood floors, NS/NP. 970.309.0845

Sunridge II, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, unfurnished, NS/NP 2 Door, 6.0L, Contact for Mileage, Stock #9935 $18,991

Buck Creek, on Lake, Partially Furnished, 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, underground parking, great views, NS/NP call 970.376.7225

Open & Sunny. 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, conviently located, 2 car garage, views, with lower level walk-out. Or rent lower level separately, or lease to own. Call 970.376.0705

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3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, unfurnished remodeled, 1 car garage, on bus route, Flexible Lease call 970.376.7225

2 Newer single family homes, 3 to 5 bedrooms and 2 to 3 car garages. One home on 11 acres, horses allowed.

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Fabulous 5 Bd, 4Ba, Singletree home on the golf course, partially furnished, Hot Tub, NS, Pets Negotiable. 1st and last month required, Deposit can be paid over a few months. 5 Bd, 3.5 Ba, 1 Car Garage plus storage. Fantastic End Triplex Unit Very Spacious on 4 levels Sunny with Vaulted Ceilings Gas Fireplace, 3 Decks W/D, Furnished, Pets?, NS Year Lease Only Call for Details 970-949-4886.

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4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, + Office 3 Car Garage, Irrigated Horse Property, Up to 4 horses, pets OK. Available Nov. 1st. 916 Mayne Street Call 970.471.1830

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Duplex, Beautiful views from the great room and Deck! 2014 sqft, 3Bd, 4Ba. Fenced yard with large Laundry. Newly painted, wood/carpet/ tile floors Beautiful mature trees. Quiet Neighbors, Single garage w/extra parking spots. Pets Nego. Partially furnished,

Spacious 2 Bd, 2 Ba apt. located on Hwy 6. W/D, NS/ NP. partial utilities paid.

Rent a Creampuff! Was $1980/month Now $1550/month Includes Homestead Court Club Membership (2). 2 Bd/2.5 Bath townhome + oversize garage. 1340 sq. ft. UF, NS, NP Year Lease. New Interior paint and all new window treatements

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms plus a loft and 1 car garage on the river. Hot tub year round. NS/NP per HOA rules. Fully furnished and all utilities included except internet. 6 month lease only.

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Lovely Furnished, 1 bedroom on the creek in West Vail. Bus route, all utilities including cable and wifi. Seasonal, NS/NP Call 970.476.9092

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1/2 Duplex 3 minutes from bus stop in Intermountain. 2 Bd, 2 Ba plus loft. New Kitchen, wood floors throughout, W/D in unit Pets considered.

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3 Bd, 2.5 Ba, corner unit, 1 car garage, washer and dryer, wood burning stove, and deck. No pets and non-smoking. Court club privileges. Call 970.777.2724

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Call 970.476.5140 4 Bd, 3.5 Ba, Furnished, Spacious 2.5 Car Garage, Deck, Vaulted Ceilings, Club Membership, W/D, Pets?, Fantastic End Triplex Unit, Open Space on 2 Sides. Year Lease only. Call for Details 970.949.4886

Short or Long term Townhome, 1500 sq ft., 2 Master Bedrooms, 2.5 Ba, fully furnished, W/D, NS/NP, Utilities included. Call 970.471.0920


H2O Rights, At Adamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rib, VIEWS!!! MLS # v318529

Available Now, Best Deal in the Valley! - Luxury Condo, 1842 SF, 3Bd, 2.5Ba, on Eagle River. Garage, Unfurnished, absolutely no pets, no smokers. 1st, last, $900 Deposit.

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, 2Br, 2Ba condo in. W/D, gas fireplace, large closets, lots of storage, deck overlooking the river. Pool club included. Pets okYearly lease. Security required.


SKY LEGEND AT COTTON RANCH. New, with 3 huge Bedrooms, all with walk-in closets, 2.5 Bath, 3 car garage, & 2 storage rooms, 180 degree views from Mesa. NP/NS, unfurnished.

Single Family Home, 3 Bd, 3.5 Ba, 2 Car Garage, Great Neighborhood, Shuttle to Mountain, Pets?, Large Yard

Call 970.390.2402

Prime commercial space now available! Excellent rates, great location, easy access, large atrium, lots of parking, fitness center, private ski shuttle, on town bus route.

Clean 3BR 1.5Ba, Furnished,Util., WiFi, FP, NP, WD, NS, Week, month, Year 970.331.5422

3 Bed, 2.5 Bath unfurnished Duplex near Vail Mountain School, on bus route, Fireplace, W/D, year lease, NS/NP, 1st, last, security.

2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, Fully Furnished, NS/NP, Homestead Court Club Membership for 2.

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4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathrooms, 2 car garage, remodeled, Dog OK, Long term preferred.

Riverwalk 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath. Washer/dryer, unfurnished, underground parking, 1 pet allowed Call 970.376.7225

1500 Sq. ft. warehouse office. 14 ft. Bay Door. Available Now.

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NS/NP 6 Month Preferred Call George at 717.209.0683

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1 Bd, 1 Ba furnished lockoff on Chamonix bus. One person/1 car or 2 part time people. All utilities included, micro cooking only. W/D in unit. NS/NP. 1st/Last/Security. 6 mo. min.

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2 Bd, 2 Ba TH with garage overlooking River! New marble entrance, bath & counters. New berber carpet & stainless appliances. Hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, W/D. Enjoy 1 deck on river & 1 sundeck with mountain views. Gas heat & fireplace.

Single Family, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, No Pets, No Smoking. Flexible Lease term.

Elegant Highland Meadows home, 3Bd, 3.5Ba, 2 Car Garage. Fully Furnished Turn-Key. Private master suite with jacuzzi, and steam shower. Gourmet kitchen. Beautiful views. 6 or 12 month lease. MLS # V319407 Call 970.390.1539

Warehouse Space, several sizes available from 950 - 3158 sq. ft., large overhead doors, 1/2 bath with office space or for storage

3/2 SF Ranch, 2 Car Garage, AC MLS # v319527 Mike Devins GRI, ABR, RSPS RE/MAX Vail Valley 970.390.3513

call 970.376.7225

Large Retail office or Storefront, 3 Private Offices, conference room, tiled lobby, storage closet, processing area. Nice Finishes. Fully wired for telephone/data. Turnkey available. Call for Pricing.

163 Bridger Drive Gypsum McHatten Creek Ranch Considering all Offers Between $369,000 - $428,876 2pm - 4pm

Executive Office, Studio, Showroom, Professional or Commercial Space, High End Finishes. Edwards Commercial Park 925 sf Call 970.926.3436

12 Newquist Street Eagle Ranch 5 Bd/5 Ba/Loft/ 2 Living Rooms $675,000 Prudential Colorado Properties Rick Messmer 970.376.0041

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Nestled against a beautiful hillside and boasting magnificent views, this residence features an open floorplan, 5 Bedrooms, and is steps to world-class skiing and golf.

Ultra Convenience in Beaver Creek Resort! Adjacent to ice rink, plaza, shops & restaurants. World Class on-site amenities, too many to list. 4 Bedroom, 2480 sqft, new construction, mint condition.

Charter in B.C., 2 Bd, Rare top floor, Vaulted Ceilings, end-of-the-building, extra windows, Stones throw to village. Amazing rentals, management & Amenities.


$2,000,000 Bring Offer! David Whitman, Prudential Colorado


David Whitman, Prudential Colorado Properties

Perfect Family Compound Overlooking pond. 6 Bed, 5.5 Bath, 5919 sqft. Designer finishes, 5 decks, 5 car garage.

802 Beard Creek Trail. Modern mountain luxury. 5BR, multiple stone verandas, fire pit, large rec room, wine cellar, elevator, & gorgeous views from every room.

11,026 sf masterpiece, insp by romantic style found in Italian mtn villages. Stone terraces overlooking Spring Creek, 2 acres of open space, unrivaled outdoor living.

802 Beard Creek Trail

50 Spring Creek

Suzi Apple, Gateway Land & Developement

508E East Arrowhead Drive


Suzi Apple, Gateway Land & Developement

1425 Red Draw


Linda Doting, Keller Williams




Historic And Updated - Five Bedrooms on a Large Lot - Bromwell School

Charming and Traditional with great space in an amazing location.

130 Gaylord Street

40 Garfield #F

Susan Matthews Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

Susan Matthews Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty



3BR 2.5Ba townhome. 1 block to theatre, restaurants, shops, fitness center. Upgraded finishes, fenced backyard w/ patio, master BR suit w/lg deck, attached gar. High ceilings, lots of light, granite & tile. Co-op w/ brokers.




Lots of Updates, Combined with the Fabulous Charm of 1908

175 Timberwolf Dr.

740 Marion Street


Ken Rue

Suzi Apple, Gateway Land & Developement

Liz Leeds

Susan Matthews Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty





Best Value in Two Rivers. 2 Year Old Home, Eat in Kitchen, 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, 2nd floor laundry. Excellent Starter or Investment Home. 100% Financing for Qualified Buyers.

Price Reduced $40,000 from $469,000 This 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath home has a 2 car garage and 760 sq ft unfinished basement.

18 Rainbow Circle $245,000

Exceptional! Immaculate! Unequaled! Private! Tranquil! 4Bd, 5Ba, 3 Car grg, Plantation Home, end of cul-de-sac on Creek! Open Space on 3 sides. SHORT SALE. Spectacular finishes throughout!

Scot Webster, Slifer, Smith & Frampton




527 Bluffs Drive



Bob New, Colorado Mountain Properties

Doug Landin, Slifer, Smith & Frampton

Bob New, Colorado Mountain Properties

Sunny 2 story loft! Seller to pay Buyer’s Condo fees for a year! You’ll love walking along the river & enjoying local amenities.

3 Br in mint condition! End-unit w/ southern exposure, feel good sunlight. 1 car gar+ parking space. Low dues, near restraunts, bars, Homestead Court Club, dog park, playground & Soccer field.

SHORT SALE. Great Value. Nice 3Br, 2Ba, 2 Car Grg, Stick built Ranch w/ gas fireplace, patio, fenced back yard, sprinkle irrigation, Ready to move in.

New 3 Bed, 2 Bath Single family home with a huge 2 car garage. Master bedroom, Cedar fenced yard, One year full warranty and up to 100% financing available

130 Summer Meadow $335,000


Quartz Building #210 $535,000

$399,000 David Whitman, Prudential Colorado

Incredible price on near new 3 bed 2 bath home. Features: huge yard, expansive views, many upgrades; great location near bike path, EZ access to I-70. 1590 part. fin. sqft walk out bsmt. 2 decks, 2 car garage.

Great 5Bd/2Ba Family home w/room for all. Parking for your TOYS or RV. LARGE shed in the back yard. Part. finished family room and 3rd Bath in lower level. All material for completion included. NO HOA

977 Hwy 6


Andy Forstl

Four acre horse property w/ irrigation water, adjacent to public land. New 4 Bedroom + Office, 3Bath, 3 car garage home with office & satillo tile.

Amazing price on a Quail Run Townhome. 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath with lots of upgrades. Hardwood Floors, berber carpet, tile, and wood trim

Almost 2000 sq. ft., 4 Bd, 2 3/4 Ba, Warm/ Cool Center Triplex Unit, HUGE 2 Car Garage, Very Low Utility Bills. NO HOA. 100% Financing to Qualified Buyers.


Now $265,000

Now Only $279,000

Henri Stone

Bob New, Colorado Mountain Properties

Bob New, Colorado Mountain Properties

3 Bd, 2 Ba Townhome, Seldom on Market. Great views of mountains off decks of both living room and master. Located right on the golf course. Vaulted Ceilings, garage w/ plenty of storage

This masterpeice sits on the Eagle River and features 4 exquisite bedroom suites, stunning finishes, an expansive covered deck with FP, and dramatic canyon views.



Bob New, Colorado Mountain Properties




4 Bedroom, 3 Bath + Office, 3 Car Garage, Irrigated Horse Property, Up to 4 Horses.

New 3BR 3Ba SF homes. Featuring Lake Creek views, hardwood floors, stone FPs, & large covered deck.

Beautiful views from the great room and Deck of this Duplex. 2014 sf, 3Bd, 4Ba. Fenced yard, Newly painted, wood/carpet/ tiles floors, mature trees. Quiet neighborhood, 2 garages. Part. furnished.

709 Edwards Village Blvd


Suzi Apple, Gateway Land & Developement


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• Condos from $168,200 • Only $1,250/month • • 970-328-7444


Bob New, Colorado Mountain Properties

Barbara Meese, Beveridge Real Estate









Great floor plan in Cotton Ranch! 2,722 sq ft w/3BR+ office, 2.75Ba, 3 car gar. Possible short sale, call agent for details.



916 Mayne Street $749,000

292 Red Draw Linda Doting, Keller Williams


$64K Reduction to $375,000

$89,900 O.B.O


This Pristine & Private home is located at the top of the Hill, surrounded by lush landscaping. Extensive log detailing throughout this 4389 sqft., 4 bed classic, mountain home. A must see!

Lydia Morales

Sandra Kelly Gateway Land & Development


Beautiful 3Bd/2Ba + Office (Possible 4th Bedroom). New wood floors and interior paint. Walking distance to Beaver Creek buses and Avon Elementary. 4 Car Drive and Corner Lot.

Vail Mountaineer



Teryl Limbocker, Keller Williams




Rainbow Trout Lodge Suzi Apple, Gateway Land & Developement


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